If your plans for the New Year include possibly moving your business to a different city or state, you’re probably already aware that the cost to physically pack up and move your equipment and employees will be considerable. There are other factors besides moving expenses that you should consider carefully before committing to relocate to a new area, here are five.
If you're charged with overseeing the relocation, reconfiguration, downsizing, or long-distance move of your office, you are facing a logistical challenge. You are probably focused on timing your project to minimize company downtime and ensure that your team is able to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
It’s always important to be careful who you trust to come into your place of business as a vendor or a service provider. When your business has access to customers’ sensitive personal information, such as financial records, medical records, and legal documents you’ve got to be especially careful.
No matter how talented or dedicated you are, you can’t be two places at the same time. If you’ll be overseeing an office relocation or installation from afar, you’re probably wondering how you’ll make sure the project is proceeding on time, on budget, and in the professional manner you and you’re clients are expecting.
In 2017, IT provider Softchoice surveyed 1,000 full-time North American office workers who use a computer or mobile device during the majority of the workday. Nearly 75% of respondents said they would quit their jobs to work for a company that would allow them to work from home, even if their salary stayed the same. When it comes to a work perk, working from home is number one on many employees’ wish lists.
When you’re selecting furniture and accessories to decorate your office, fabrics will definitely play a role. From desk chairs or comfortable break room seating to sofas for your reception area, fabric is found throughout most office spaces. Fabric can be comfortable, aesthetically appealing, noise-muffling and, when cared for properly, surprisingly durable and long lasting.
If you are or will be in the market for new office space, you’ve probably got a laundry list of criteria. You probably have a general idea of where the office space will be located, how large it will need to be, and how much you’re willing and able to pay for it. Beyond that, your criteria will depend on your specific business, your corporate culture, and the image you’re trying to uphold.
The higher you climb within the ranks of your company, the more responsibility you have. The more responsibility you have, the more important it is to delegate tasks. If you want to increase the likelihood that the tasks you delegate will be completed effectively, you’ve got to hire strong employees. Even more important, though, you’ve got to be an effective leader. Here are six tips to improve your leadership skills.
For many businesses, regular office meetings are an essential aspect of the company culture. Meetings ensure that all attendees are on the same page, so to speak, by hearing all parties’ ideas, questions, concerns, misgivings, and suggestions.
Remember the Telephone Game? One person whispers a message to the next person in line, who then passes it along to the next person in line, and this continues until the last person in line announces the message to the group. By then, the message is usually far different than the one whispered by the one who started the progression. Meetings eliminate the Telephone Game effect because all attendees are hearing all information as it’s originally presented.
This is the time of year when kids all across the country are getting used to their new teachers, classmates, and schedules; many of them are also getting used to new and very different classroom setups. Just as more offices now incorporate comfortable ergonomic seating and flexible workspaces that encourage interaction and productivity, more schools and teachers are also thinking outside of the box when furnishing their classrooms.